Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist (age 14+)

Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Be one of the first to experience a high-energy, interactive adventure at Calke. We'll share some of Calke's quirky secrets, have a cheeky peek in dark corners, and show you some stuff you never knew existed. You might even learn a few things along the way.

Due to the slightly wonky nature of the house, Calke Unlocked isn't suitable for those with limited mobility.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332 695310
Online booking only, the number above is for enquiries only.
Suitability
Sorry, this tour isn't suitable for children under 14
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
All booked in? Meet us outside the Ticket Office for the start of your tour. Our awesome tour guides, Anna and Michelle, will be the ones waving madly.
What to bring and wear
We'll bring the fun - you bring a smartphone or tablet, bags of energy and a little sense of humour.
Accessibility
Due the slightly wonky nature of the house, unfortunately this tour isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
Other
Normal admission charges apply and you'll need a house ticket for the tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 August 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
31 August 2018 14:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

A Maze in Calke

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Experience a whole new adventure at Calke this summer! Lose yourself in the willow maze and see if you can find a surprise in the middle.

Garden of Imagination

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination...

Twilight walk

Fri 24 Aug 2018
19:15-21:15
Enjoy a walk in the park and see how beautiful it looks in the setting sun. This event is now fully booked - we apologise for any disappointment caused.

Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist (age 14+)

Wed 29 Aug 2018
11:30-13:00
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

1940s tea dance

Sat 01 Sep 2018
14:15-15:15
Step back in time to the 1940s, and join the land girls and home guard for a good old-fashioned tea dance.

Walk the Tramway Trail

Thu 06 Sep 2018
14:00-16:00
Join this guided walk along the Tramway Trail and explore the wider estate.